This has been the first weekend when I’ve been alone in Delhi. Saturday was fun, as I was in Noida meeting a few friends… Watched a movie and went out for dinner later. Returned to the hotel late at night. I had no plans of meeting anyone on Sunday, so I decided to venture out alone and experience the sights and sounds of Delhi on my own! I must say that there is not a more liberating feeling than walking down an unfamiliar road, surrounded by strangers, in an unfamiliar city, not knowing anyone else and not knowing where the closest HDFC ATM is (yes, am paranoid). Feels wonderful in a way. I wandered from Karol Bagh to Delhi Haat and was generally being a glutton… The chaats over here are so different from Mumbai! The puri’s of the pani puri are baked (as far as I could tell) and for the first time in my life, I had cholay with samosas and I liked the combination… Washed it all down with a small glass of lassi, feeling all content and happy by myself.
Since this was an extended weekend I have an off today also (Monday) and having spent 1k over the last 2 days, i decided to stick to the hotel room for the day.
Having decided on the hiatus from civilisation, the only thing left to do is to turn up the AC and watch TV.. Lol. This after ages! I realised that news has become very irrelevant these days! Have u ever watched India TV? The people there made something as trivial as kids skating below logs of fire as their breaking news story! To top that, they played the clip over and over again till I had memorised the line and could say it better than the presenter! I also realised that F.R.I.E.N.D.S is still not off the air! The other top shows airing in the 2003 era are STILL around!! The likes of MTV, Channel [V], Etc, B4u and blah played the same repeat songs… Also, have u watched VJ Mia? She looked like she was doing meth… Talking with no emotion, no dialogue delivery and what not… The only thing I found funny in her show was when she asked the viewers to send an sms to get her wallpaper… Heh… ‘Like fat chance’, I thought to myself.
Though this weekend has not been life altering or eye opening in anyway, it has been rather nice… I liked the solitude, the idea of being anonymous, the opportunity to do what I wanted to and a chance to put up my boots and call a ‘time out’ in this game called Life…